Tom Rand: “Waking the Frog: Solutions to Our Climate Paralysis”

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This event is hosted by Science for Peace
Science for Peace invites you to our free weekly public lectures on global issues. Tom Rand, the Senior Advisor, Cleantech, will discuss the challenge of overcoming climate change denial. We issue a certificate of completion to anyone who attends six of the twelve lectures in the winter term. Bring a friend!
Wed Jan 10th[masked]pm-8pm
Room 140 University College, 15 Kings College Circle, U of Toronto

About Tom Rand
Tom has been active in the cleantech sector both as a venture capitalist and from a policy perspective, so he understands the challenges entrepreneurs face. His focus at MaRS is on new ventures based on low-carbon technologies and the supporting infrastructure, such as renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Tom started his career as a software renegade in high school. Then he went legit and founded Voice Courier Inc. (VCi) in 1991 to service the emerging Interactive Voice Response market. Tom led VCi’s expansion to over 100 employees in three countries, with revenue in excess of US$25 million annually. The VCi Group of Companies was profitable for each of the 12 years it was under his control, and was sold in the spring, 2005.

Tom also developed Planet Traveler, North America’s lowest-carbon hotel in downtown Toronto, and has made a number of private investments in the cleantech sector. Tom is author of Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit (2009) and Waking the Frog: Solutions to our Climate Paralysis (spring 2014).